2013 Mediterranean Games

The Mediterranean Games 2013 ( officially: XVII Mediterranean Games, Turkish XVII Akdeniz Oyunları ) were held until June 30, 2013 in Mersin, Turkey on 20.

All 24 members of the CIJM took part in the Games. The program included competitions in 27 sports.


To the alignment of the cities of Rijeka ( Croatia), Mersin ( Turkey) and Volos and Larisa (Greece ) had applied to a common candidacy. On 27 October 2007 Greece was awarded the contract. Due to the economic crisis in the country his orientation was withdrawn on 28 January 2011. In a survey conducted by the ICMG online voting Mersin was selected as the host.

Participating nations

  • Albania Albania
  • Algeria Algeria
  • Andorra Andorra
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Croatia Croatia
  • Cyprus Republic of Cyprus
  • Egypt Egypt
  • France France
  • Greece Greece
  • Italy Italy
  • Lebanon Lebanon
  • Libya Libya
  • Macedonia Macedonia
  • Malta Malta
  • Monaco Monaco
  • Montenegro Montenegro
  • Morocco Morocco
  • San Marino San Marino
  • Serbia Serbia
  • Slovenia Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Syria Syria
  • Tunisia Tunisia
  • Turkey Turkey ( host )


There were the following sports on the program:

Badminton, basketball, beach volleyball, archery, bocce, boxing, fencing, football, weightlifting, handball, judo, kayaking, karate, athletics, cycling, horse riding, rhythmic gymnastics, wrestling, rowing, swimming, sailing, shooting, taekwondo, table tennis, gymnastics, volleyball and water polo.

Protests and ticket allocation

In advance of the Mediterranean Games took place in the context of protests in Turkey 2013, protests in Mersin directed against the occurring at the opening ceremony Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan. After the intervention of the police, there were six people injured and eight arrests.

Furthermore, it was criticized that tickets were issued preferred to party supporters of the ruling AKP ..